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Beating a hasty retweet: Avoiding the downsides of social media

WASHINGTON - Social media are filled with images of seemingly perfect people living seemingly perfect lives, but don't show the depression and anxiety that experts say can come from increased social media use. With thoughtful posting and viewing, they say, there are ways to counter the downsides of social media.


Arizona students stage ‘die-in’ outside governor’s office to demand action on gun violence

Students in Arizona and across the nation walked out on the anniversary of the Columbine school shooting in a growing movement supporting gun control.


Something in the water: A high school on the border and its many successful athletes

Rio Rico High School has nine state championships in cross country and track and field since 2000 and 86 individual gold medals in state competition.


#RedForEd teachers protest low education funding in ‘walk-in’ demonstrations

Arizona teachers demonstrated throughout the Valley Wednesday in the first of a series of planned “walk-ins” designed to raise awareness and support for the growing #RedForEd movement.



‘Death is not new to us’: High school gun-control activists plan Phoenix March For Our Lives

High school students are spending hours prepping for the Phoenix rally of March for Our Lives, a nationwide movement on Saturday.


Promoters to launch Ace Comic Con in Glendale as comic book industry experiences revival

Experts said the comic book industry has seen a resurgence in popularity thanks to the internet, movie adaptations and conventions. A new convention will hit Glendale next month.


St. Vincent’s renovates urban garden, plans to project as teaching tool for kids, homeless

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s 1-acre urban garden in Phoenix grows fruits and vegetables to provide healthy food to needy families.


Virtual reality? Facial recognition? Stadiums, fan experiences evolving

The evolution of stadiums and sports fandom, from virtual reality to facial recognition, will impact the way we view sports.


Phoenix telephone museum re-opens doors, but still faces challenges

PHOENIX – A number of telephone history museums – which celebrate everything from telegraphs and telephone booths to rotary and flip phones – have closed in the past few years.

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Arizona’s Talking Book library officials say visually, physically impaired patrons increasingly turn to digital materials

PHOENIX – Craig Turner opens one of many cardboard boxes that had just arrived at the Talking Book library early one October morning. He finds a surprise among them: A thank you note from a patron.


Experts: Holiday spending off to strong start, but that doesn’t necessarily equate to full-time jobs

PHOENIX – Americans are dealing out more cash this year for the holidays, but experts say that’s not necessarily a good thing for those looking for work in Arizona.

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